How does college contribute to a purposeful life and wellbeing?
This is the question a national consortium of higher education institutions is exploring, guided by strong evidence that how you learn in college—in addition to what you learn—influences your identity, agency, and purpose in life. The Coalition for Life Transformative Education(CLTE) which is explained in this Mary Christie Institute article, includes presidents, provosts, faculty and administrators from colleges and universities across the country and a range of institutional types dedicated to improving the long-term flourishing and wellbeing of college graduates. The CLTE is building a broad and inclusive network of leaders in higher education who believe that it is their job to ensure that college is a transformational experience that sets students on a path to success and fulfillment as they construct their lives. The CLTE will be holding a national meeting (with remote options) on March 13 and 14 at Arizona State University. Check the CLTE conference web site, where you can sign up to receive conference updates.
Keynote Speakers will include Bill Burnett, Adjunct Professor and the Executive Director of the Life Design Lab at Stanford; and Robert Waldinger, Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development.